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The pictures, finally! I categorised them roughly, but sometimes the first pictures of Pompeii or somethign will be in the middle etc.




Part 1: Naples!
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Start of the journey in a v. fancy train (that we would have paid for handsomely had we not had our interrail passes).
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This door was originally made in memory of a battle that the king had won. When it was being transported, the boat it was on got attacked and that cannonball has been in there ever since
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Archeological museum
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A random street. It looks much cleaner than it actually was.Photobucket

Pompeii
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A victim of the volcano's outburst, along with other stuff they dug up. This was behind a fence.
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In every picture made of me, I am wearing this dress. :|a

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Court thing I forget the name

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What I like to imagine are election slogans. Looks cool anyway.

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The most famous brothel. You can see the rooms on the right; there were also rooms on the left. The frescoes on the walls above and next to the rooms were like instructions or tips: What To Do With a Pompeiian Hooker.
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One of the beds; they did put mattresses over these, apparently.

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Photobucket One of the many crypts on the outskirts of the city.
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Photobucket The arena.

Things from random houses.
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The big theatre.

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To prove that it really was Pompeii: here you go.

Another victim.
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Capodimonte museum
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Since Capodimonte museum used to be a Bourbon palace, they have all of these beautiful dining rooms and ball rooms and bedrooms and stuff. You could only go in there accompanied by one of the employees.
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This room wasn't originally in the palace, but they transferred the whole thing to there. This was a room designed for-- gosh, i don't remember, one of them princesses. The whole room looked like that, it was hideous.

Herculaneum

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The height difference beteween ancient and modern Herculeneum.
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An actual door! Holy crap there was a lot of cool shit preserved in Herculaneum that they didn't have in Pompeii.
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From the walking bridge.



Part 2: Chiusi
Chiusi is a nice little town in low Tuscany, on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. It's well-known for the huge amount of Tuscan treasures they found below the city. It was very nice to get away from hectic Naples into the tiny, tiny Chiusi.
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Lieke, why did you make a picture of feet? No. I made a picture of that cheese you can see on the floor. Why is there a cheese on the floor?
Because they were playing a game where old men roll cheese down the town's hills, and whichever cheese gets there first wins. 
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Tuscany  (屮≖Д≖)屮彡 ┻━┻ 
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If you don't zoom in, you can't see the image inside of the pot. What did they do with this pot? They bred teeny tiny mice in it. That's right. They bred mice.

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The view from the hotel window.


Part 3: Como

Went to dinner at my friend Paola's house. Milla, my best friend when I lived in Italy, was their au pair when I lived in Lurate. Just before bed the kids just hád to put up a show, and then made me put on that mask too.
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L'orrido. Named so because it is very impressive. Basically the river cut right through the mountain so you get a surprise!waterfall. V. cool.

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I went on a walk with my friends from the choir I sang in when I lived there. It was nice, very calm, and I got to see some parts of the Como lake I'd never seen before. Photobucket

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Part 4: Baveno


After that, I went back to where my parents and sister were camping out. 

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Our tent.

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The camping owner's tram/office. 

Isola Bella.

You couldn't make pictures of the palace, but compared to the garden the palace was modest so it's okay.

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A villa/hotel we saw on the boatride to the island.

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Baveno from the boat iirc.

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